I have had these beads finished for several weeks but didn’t want to show them on my blog until now. Why you ask? These 5 beads are gifts for our hostess and the gals I go with to Paducah, Kentucky to the AQS quilt show . Another reason is that one of my sister’s reads this blog and I wanted the beads to be a surprise.
The tubular beads are made by stitching one bead at a time over a drinking straw. They each start with 12 beads in the first row and each row after. I use a variety of sizes and types of beads. The twisting look comes from off setting the color one bead on each row.
It is a little strange talking about being in Paducah when in fact today, the day I am typing this blog post, is over a week before we leave….hope I am having fun!